Looking for ways to fit more learning into your life?
Take advantage of your “automobile university,” a phrase coined by the late, great Zig Ziglar, and listen to audio books and podcasts during your commute (or while you’re folding clothes, mowing the yard, going for a run, etc.).
To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of our seven favorite podcasts — ranging from insurance to leadership.
Let us know what you think of the podcasts you already listen to, or if we’ve missed some great ones!
If you’re looking for insurance-related podcasts, we recommend:
Closing the Gap
“Closing the Gap” is a podcast designed for independent insurance agents that was recently started by Chris Cline of Westfield Insurance.
“Closing the Gap is designed for you – the independent agent. We provide a unique carrier point of view to address issues that impact your agency, from the war on talent to IT partnerships, we’ve got you covered. Episodes include interviews from industry experts mixed with a little humor, to provide you with digestible information to help your agency succeed.” – Westfield Insurance
Agency Nation Radio
“Agency Nation Radio features a variety of podcasts for insurance pros looking to stay on top of industry trends and get ahead — if it’s insurance, it’s here.” – Agency Nation
Agency Nation radio includes three different podcasts – Ryan Hanley: The Podcast, Insurance in Your Words with Joey Giangola, and Agency Nation Sound.
Ryan’s podcast focuses on “top-of-mind issues for insurance agents and the channel,” giving listeners insight from industry professionals on how to build your business.
Insurance in Your Words connects listeners with “agency folks” that share the same challenges and gives you ideas on how to get ahead.
Agency Nation Sound lets listeners tune in on casual conversations about agency life and hear about fresh and relevant topics.
Profiles in Risk
“Every week, Nick Lamparelli interviews some of the movers and shakers in the Insurance and InsurTech Industry. About once a quarter, Carly, Tony, and Nick discuss the latest news in the Insurance Ecosystem and talk about how to grow your career.” – Insurance Nerds
The Connected Insurance Podcast
“What are other agents and brokers doing to thrive? What are the biggest trends affecting the retail insurance agent and broker? What are the most important strategies and tactics you need to grow faster? Find out here in The Connected Insurance Podcast, where Michael Jans discusses the biggest issues affecting the independent insurance agent and broker with the industry’s leading figures.” – Agency Revolution
If you’re looking to expand into marketing or leadership – or if you just need something interesting – check out these podcasts:
Duct Tape Marketing
For over a decade, John Jantsch has interviewed thought leaders, experts, and authors. Hear some of today's most influential marketers and entrepreneurs share their stories and secrets.
“Think about the last time you made a purchase — Did you look for reviews? Did you go with the company that seemed to have a lot of raving fans? If you're like most, you did.” – Duct Tape Marketing
Focus 3 Podcast
The Focus 3 Podcast is hosted by Tim Kight and Brian Kight, father and son, owners of Focus 3, and advisors to Fortune 500 companies, elite sports teams, and school districts. They discuss the impact of leadership, culture, and behavior on organizations and people.
“Focus 3 is committed to the physics of performance. We are a team of people who continuously pursue a deeper understanding of how people, leaders, and organizations combine to produce results. We are passionate students of the fundamentals of high performance.” – Tim and Brian Knight
“Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers. Special features include series like ‘The Secret Life of a C.E.O.’ as well as a live game show, ‘Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.’” – Freakonomics Radio
Listen to other great podcasts?
If you’re a podcast lover and you have one that you would recommend for our list – let us know! We love new suggestions!